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Our prizes

For several years now, Overland has been hosting a number of prestigious prizes, with support from organisations such as the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, Victoria University, Story Wines and the National Union of Workers. In 2017, we’re pleased to again run both the NUW Fair Australia and the Neilma Sidney Short Story prizes.

Below is the list of prizes we’re running this year, along with their opening dates. Visit the individual prize page to find out details and guidelines.

Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Worth $5000. Open now. Closes 19 November.

Judith Wright Poetry Prize

Worth $9000. Open now. Closes 19 November.

Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers

Prize: $5000 and a three-month residency. Now closed. Will reopen 1 December 2018.

Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize

Worth $8000. Will reopen in 2019.

Overland NUW Fair Australia Prize

Worth $18,000. Now closed. Will reopen in 2019.